Most Popular Digital Cameras of January 2011
by Allison Johnson -  2/2/2011

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Who stayed on top in our monthly round up of the most-viewed cameras on the site? The Canon SD1400 of course. It balances attractive features and good image quality with smart style. Our top ten list is once again nearly dominated by Canon and Nikon with the Panasonic ZS7 hanging on to a top five spot.

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Canon PowerShot SD1400

1. Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS (previously #1)  Still on top is the PowerShot SD1400. It features a 4x optical zoom, a slim, svelte camera body and 720p HD video. It's available in traditional silver or black as well as sporty orange or pink. Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS Review Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS User Opinions

Purchase the Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon T2i

2. Canon EOS Rebel T2i (previously #2) – The Canon T2i is riding a wave of resurgent popularity since Black Friday. It packs plenty of punch with an 18 megapixel CMOS sensor and full 1080 HD video. Canon EOS Rebel T2i Review | Canon EOS Rebel T2i User Opinions

Purchase the Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Nikon P100

3. Nikon Coolpix P100 (previously #3) Keeping its third place position, the 26x optical zoom P100 stands tall in the top ten. And it should - with a 10.3 megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS sensor, it offers full-res burst shooting at 10 fps. Nikon Coolpix P100 Review | Nikon Coolpix P100 User Opinions

Purchase the Nikon Coolpix P100

Canon PowerShot S95

4. Canon PowerShot S95 (previously #6) - Edging up into the fourth spot is the advanced PowerShot S95. It's the more compact alternative to the G12, offering the same complement of manual controls and 720p HD video. Canon PowerShot S95 Review | Canon PowerShot S95 User Opinions

Purchase the Canon PowerShot S95

Panasonic ZS7

5. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 (previously #4) The Lumix ZS7 does everything. It offers a healthy 12x optical zoom, a 25mm wide angle lens and in-camera geo-tagging. No wonder it's keeping up in the top five month after month. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Review | Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 User Opinions

Purchase the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

6. Canon PowerShot SX30 IS (previously #7) The PowerShot SX30 is Canon's heavyweight ultrazoom with a 35x optical zoom. It also offers a nice 2.7-inch flip-out LCD. Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Review | Canon PowerShot SX30 IS User Opinions

Purchase the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

7. Nikon D7000 (first time on the list) - The D7000 was an easy pick for a DCR Editors' Choice award. It boasts a 16.2 megapixel DX format sensor, a new 2016-megapixel metering system and a 39-point AF system. Nikon D7000 Review | Nikon D7000 User Opinions

Purchase the Nikon D7000

Canon PowerShot G12

8. Canon PowerShot G12 (previously #9) – The G12 is Canon's current flagship PowerShot with a 5x optical zoom, a 28mm wide angle lens, a 2.8-inch flip-out LCD and (finally) 720p HD video recording. Canon PowerShot G12 Review | Canon PowerShot G12 User Opinions

Purchase the Canon PowerShot G12

Nikon D3000

9. Nikon D3000 (previously #4)  The D3000 stays in our top ten round up well after the introduction of its D3100 successor. It hangs in there with a 10.2 megapixel DX format sensor, 3 fps continuous shooting and an 11-point AF system. Nikon D3000 Review | Nikon D3000 User Opinions

Purchase the Nikon D3000

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

10. Canon PowerShot SX20 IS (previously #10) - Retailers emptied their shelves of the SX20 at holiday time with the introduction of the SX30. It offers a 12.1 megapixel sensor and a 20x zoom. Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Review | Canon PowerShot SX20 IS User Opinions

Purchase the Canon PowerShot SX20

Falling out of the top ten are: